Wednesday, February 19, 2014

What Would Celina Do?


I am very excited this morning. Today is a very special day and we are honoring a very special lady, Celina Bailey of Petit a Petit and Family. A few months ago I received an email from Laura of Craftstorming asking me if I would be interested What Would Celina Do day.  The idea was to make something inspired by Celina. Of course. I am a huge fan of her work. Not only she is a very talented and well educated person, she is also one of the nicest and supportive bloggers.  I am happy she is my friend. Oh yeah, she doesn't know we are doing this. She thinks she is participating in My Signature Style series run by me.
We wanted her to post today, and Laura asked me if I can make that happen. Considering I am the worst liar in the world, it's a surprise I was actually able to pull it off. Make sure to visit Celina's blog and read about her amazing style. (As far as My Signature Style series, I am planning to invite other ladies to share. Stay tuned. :) )

Celina's style is certainly unique and easily recognizable. I like that her children's' wear looks modern and hip, but at the same time there is a certain charm and innocence to her pieces. The clothes is sweet without being sugary, a perfect mix for kids. I wanted to create the look. The pattern for the blouse came from Ottobre 1/2013 issue. I really liked the delicate pleats and gathers. The fabric is vintage voile that came from my mom's stash. I thought Celina would approve. ;) I remember my mom making a skirt from this fabric one day prior to our family vacation. As a child I was so fascinated by the whole process. She worked late into the night and was able to finish. We arrived at our destination the next day and she realized that she forgot a slip to wear with the skirt. Using the fabric made me think of the story. My mom was excited that I used it to make something for Ania. It makes the blouse so much more special, I think.

 
Ania chose a vintage brooch to wear with it.  I thought it was perfect for the slightly vintage vibe I was trying to create.


I happen to know that Celina loves Japanese patterns, so I used one to make the pants. This is my go to pattern for the pants. The electric blue fabric was a garage sale purchase. I just love the color. I also think they make the look more modern, sweet but not sugary. :)


The pants are topstitched with a contrasting thread. My machine would not cooperate. I probably had to unpick every single stitch, but I like the results. The neon color made the pants very difficult to photograph.


Of course, Ania had to jump around to make sure the outfit was play appropriate. It's all good. :)

 
Thank you so much Laura for inviting me to participate. I had fun. I am in awe of what others made. Check out the amazing interpretations of Celina's style.
 
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21 comments :

  1. Olga, I love the backstory for the blouse... and the outfit is perfect!!! Just lovely!

    Natalie
    XX

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  2. I absolutely LOVE this shirt and the fabric.....Can I please please please have one too! And the pants....YEAH, love them too. Love the story about your Mom too - yeah...there is a lot of love in the air today ;-) Love you too btw, haha ;-)

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  3. I just wrote a comment and it didn't publish! I LOVE your outfit- the fabric is perfect and those little pleats- so sweet. I especially love that it was your moms fabric and the story that goes with. The blue on those pants is perfect too. I cannot believe you tricked me. I hope you do a signature style series because I was really excited for everyone's post. As for today, I am in shock and speechless. I am not sure what to say except that I am soooo privileged to have such amazing friends and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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  4. What a great backstory! The blouse and pants turned out amazing!

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  5. i absolutely love that shirt!! it looks like something i would wear:) wanna make me one:) fabulous job on the pants too.

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  6. Ooh I love it, both pieces look incredible together, the blue and the floral. Love it, you nailed the mix of modern/hip & charm/innocence.

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  7. I love the sweet blouse! And the topstitching on the pants too!

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  8. Oh that blouse is beautiful!! And those pants! I love that color...and the two go together perfectly! And congrats on keeping the secret! And, totally getting Celina in on it without her even knowing! :)

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  9. Love the story behind the fabric. The shirt itself is beautiful too! It looks great mixed with the blue

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  10. Love it, Olga - beautiful details on both pants and shirt!

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  11. Oh Olga - this is such a pretty look! And I LOVE that photo in which Anja turns to the lens.

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  12. LOVE IT; absolutely the cutest outfit.

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  13. Beautiful blouse and great back story. I wish i inherited pretty fabric like that from my momma! I got stuck with a lot of fabric she didn't really want. .

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  14. Such a gorgeous outfit! I love the blue you picked for the trousers and that top is extra special because of where you got the fabric. I can really imagine Celina making this whole outfit.

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  15. What a pretty story behind the blouse. I love the details in it.

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  16. That fabric is just perfect - dainty, light, innocent.

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  17. Such a lovely top and fabric and sweet stkry about your mom. Those pants are really perfect with the top and the contrastingbtopstitching is making them go pop! Ania is getting so tall!

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